Thursday, February 10, 2011

How to Paint Etched Glass

Painting Designs etched glass became very popular. The painting, if it is the proper type, adheres well to etched surfaces, giving it durability. Choosing the right type of paint is as important as the method of applying paint. In this class you will learn about the different types of paint that can be used, how to mix and match colors and different methods of applying them to the surface etched and carved glass. 
This seminar is a class of 3 days on general coloring etched glass. 
In this session you will learn color theory, mixing colors, airbrush, and various techniques for designing your prints for coloring. You will learn the difference between the etched surface coloring pages (when the staining provides more design) vs. multi-step staining sculptures (if the sculpture provides more design). There will be a complete presentation of the different types of guns and how they work, different types of paints that are suitable for the coloration of frosted glass and best methods to implement them. Each student has his own airbrush to use for part of the class that teaches this technique. Students will complete projects on the mirror, beveled glass and thick, polished glass blanks. The techniques taught in this class will be applicable from large glass architecture to small glass gifts and awards. 
Co-taught by Norm & Ruth Dobbins and Brad Goodell, a nationally known illustrator and artist airbrush. 
An important part of the class is the section on color mixing and matching, because it will teach you how to choose colors that go together. If the right color is not available pre-mixed, you'll learn how to mix them. Because of the emphasis on understanding color, this color class is great for stained glass artists too!

The project above, from one of our coloring classes, shows the effect of coloring where most of the detail is created through etching techniques. It is a multi-stage carved design of a lily that has been colored with airbrushing and other methods.

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Wow! this is amazing blog!! Here match colors and different methods of applying them to the surface etched and carved glass. painting on glass, thanks ...........

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